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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) Resource Guide: Educational Resources

This guide provides users with key words for catalog searches, links to free credible online resources, links to local support groups, a list of important works on the topics, as well as pages of LGBTQIA literature by genre.

LGBTQIA-Friendly Educational Resources
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Ultimate Campus Guide For LGBTQ Students

By combining the results of all of the most reputable college ranking publishers and thousands of real student reviews from around the web, College Consensus provides the most accurate and comprehensive ranking of a school's reputation and quality available anywhere.

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National Listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Since 2007, the campus pride index has been the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities. The free online tool allows prospective students, families/parents and those interested in higher education to search a database of LGBTQ-friendly campuses who have come out to improve the academic experience and quality of campus life.

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Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professional

Member-based organization working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework. 

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Trans and Queer Youth Uniting for Racial and Gender Justice

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

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Trans Student Educational Resources

Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action.

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44 Resources for LGBTQ+ College Students

According to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI), students who identify as LGBTQ+ comprise an estimated 10% of the college population—approximately 2.5 million people. As their numbers grow, these students have unique needs to encourage them to continue and finish their education.
LGBTQ+ students face complicated challenges, such as:

  • Gender discrimination
  • Food insecurity
  • Racial discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Suicide ideation
Here are some helpful resources for LGBTQ+ college students, their friends, families, allies, and anyone else who wishes to learn more.

University LGBTQIA Organizations

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